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Add optional exception checking #1773

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Dakkaron opened this Issue Jun 30, 2016 · 1 comment

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Dakkaron commented Jun 30, 2016

Over here python/typing#71 it was discussed to add exception information to stubs, that can be interpreted by tools like mypy. It would be great to have that as an optional function that gives warnings on uncaught exceptions, especially on user-declared exceptions.

Are there any plans on adding a feature like that to mypy?

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JukkaL commented Jun 30, 2016

I've thought about this a bit but there are no concrete plans. For this to work in practice, this would likely have to be opt-in: you don't need to annotate exceptions but you can, and you can define whether exceptions should be checked on a per-file basis.

I suspect that this would work best for exceptions that are mostly unpredictable (such as network related errors), especially if they happen pretty rarely so it's easy to forget about them. For things like KeyError there would likely be too many false positives for this to be useful.

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